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What a difference a year makes… This time 12 months ago, firsts were going through a horror stretch, and the lower grades were just hanging in Fast forward 12 months and last Saturday at the goat track against Beecroft, it was another five grade clean sweep,with some bloody massive wins,I would say without a doubt,that it is the most points scored by the Blueys in one day of Rugby in then clubs six decades of history.. it may have been cold off the field,but the boys were hot out there on the paddock!..we have now a 200 point lead in the race to Kentwell Cup status,amazing,but we cant take the foot off the pedal,we already know we could be missing some big names on our run into the semis,there is always the unexpected injury curse,but this year the depth is there,should be a great last five rounds.
Firsts romped home 69-15 in a one sided contest.The only thing the Blueys lacked was all out intensity ,but the boys were just too superior all day,and when you are running amok like this,who can blame them for easing back just a bit.When looking for stars they were all over the paddock,BJ toyed with the Beecroft boys,brilliant both in attack and defence,Zac was all class,and as usual Sai was impossible to contain,and set the near frozen home crowd alight every time he touched the pill,not to mention the confidence he gives his teamates,and the fear and dismay he puts into the oppositions game hopes and aspirations!
BM 69 (Sai 3 Leigh 2Junior,Zac,George,Mitch,BJ Krolly tries Kroll 6 Power 1 cons)
B&F 3 B Jones 2 Sai Ikanidrondro 1 Z Johnson PP Sai
Refs points 3 Sai 1 Zac
Seconds maintained their lead at the top of the table with a comfortable 35-10 victory,in a match in which the Blueys never really looked in trouble. Number 15 Tom Lewsley was the star of the show,playing some brilliant Rugby and inspiring the boys,while it was great to see the old warrior Jon Wickenden back in action. Big match against third placed Epping this week.Saturday.
BM 35 (A Cama 2 L Suega A Pinson R Delai tries J Wickenden 5 cons)
B&F 3 T Lewsley 2 Yeti 1 Jon Wickenden Bully PP Tom Lewsley
Colts set themselves for this weeks vital match by thrashing Beecroft 47-0.The visitors were a couple of players short,but while they were no chance of a win they never gave up.The young Blueys should have scored at least three or four more tries,but too many times they didnt exploit the overlap enough, but they still managed some great touchdowns, and with Tom Sargeant kicking them from everywhere it was a great win.Saturdays showdown against Epping will no doubt be won up front,and how lucky the Blueys are to have the likes of Jarrod and Jed,these two props smashed Beecroft in the tight stuff, and fleet footed Jed also threw in a classic try in the clubhouse corner,any seasoned front rower in the Lappo Oval crowd could not have helped to be moved by the efforts of these two young and talented Blueys.
BM 47(J Sinclair C Lowe L Ruttley T Sargeant H Cullen J Elliston J Moore tries T Sargeant 6 cons.
B&F 3 J Cremona 2 J Sinclair 1 L Croft PP Jared Cremona
For the fifth week in a row,five hours of footy,thirds havent conceeded a point after a 57-0 thrashing of Beecroft.As the score indicates,the Blueys ran riot and and never gave the visitors the slightest chance to trouble the scorers at any stage. Ian Docherty was a worthy winner of man of the match honours,with the blockbusting back proving he was a class above those in front of him on the paddock in attack,defence,and of course raw talent and ability.
BM 57(L Mclean 2 T Teuma2 W Murphy A Childs J Richey T Robertson J Wright tries J Richey 6 goals)
B&F 3 I Docherty 2 A Childs 1 M Sopoaga PP Ian Docherty
Fourths returned to both the winners circle and the top four with a dour 12-0 win over Beecroft to set the scene for the huge day ahead.Duckmans squad was always going to have a tough battle on their hands and that was just how the match panned out,but the boys stuck to their guns and got their just rewards,despite a real hammering from the ref the team took its chances and ground out a crucial victory.Despite all the drama over his lost headgear before the match,talented utility Grant Skinner produced a sensational game of Rugby , his best since comming to Lapstone Oval,and not far behind him was the likes of Blake Gibson and the ever reliable Aaron Bissett.
BM 12 (G Skinner J Faoagali tries D Pointois goal)
B&F 3 G Skinner 2 B Gibson 1 A Bissett PP G Skinner
Saturday its off to Epping,if we produce our best,another clean sweep is on the cards.